married to Gary. We’re from South Africa
originally, now living in Bradley Stoke
3 children aged 10, 8 and 4 – one of whom has dyslexia.
home educate because I found that the education system was not benefitting
my children. In fact they were worse off
in the system and it was having a bad effect on them.
best thing about home education is being with my
children and learning alongside them.
biggest challenge is that I never find time for myself.
home education style is an unschooling approach. We use a curriculum for maths and English but
everything else is child led. My son is
interested in history so we use a lot of books to follow that interest. My daughter is very creative so we’re planning
to start a patchwork quilt soon. My
youngest loves to play – and we all like to play with him!
are sceptical. They want to know how
it’s all going to work out and they don’t understand why the children aren’t in
school like everyone else.
with children in school don’t know how I do it.
However, more and more of my friends are also home educators where there
is a great camaraderie.
am prepared to home educate as far as I can go – we’re taking it a year
at a time.
advice to a new home educator is not to panic and to enjoy each day as it